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Plus-Size Clothing Internet Shopping Guides >>  Plus-Size One Piece Swimwear

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ONE PIECE BATHING SUITS

 

Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update:  May 28, 2017


Elegant Plus Swimwear Figure Types & Style Guide 
 

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One-piece swimwear has long been the favorite of many women, especially those who like more coverage and functionality in their bathing suits. Yet, plunging necklines and sexy cut-outs are available in this swimsuit style too.

No longer available only in plain black and basic colors, plus-size one-piece swimwear is available in classic to trendy styles to suit a variety of ages and tastes. Full-figured women can use fabric texture, prints, construction and cuts to make the most of their curves with the many options available on the market today.

Athletic styles are popular with women who enjoy swimming laps and water sports, in addition to young trend-setters.  Unlike their dowdy counterparts of yesteryear, many swim dresses are youthful and flirty in bright prints, sleek solids, and with vintage or retro styling.  Although still relatively scarce bathing suits styles with underwire support are in demand with those with exceptionally voluptuous proportions, in addition to bra fit styles.
 

Athletic Swimsuits
Swim Dresses
Designer Bathing Suits
Underwire Support Swimwear
Bra Fit Swimsuits
Two Piece Bathing Suits
Swim Separates
 
Swim Cover Ups
Activewear
Resort & Cruise Wear
Sandals

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Blue Print Swimsuit, Size 16 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Color Block High Neck Swimsuit, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lace Up Print Swimsuit, Size XL - 2X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Blue Print Swimsuit
Size 16 - 34W
 

Color Block
High Neck Bathing Suit
Size 16 - 24W
 

Lace Up Print Suit
Size XL - 2X

Tie Dye Swimsuit
Size 1X - 3X
 

Shopping Resources to Help You Find the Right Plus-Size One Piece Bathing Suit

The main internet swimwear shopping season is from mid January through mid July, at which time the largest selection of sizes and styles is available.

 

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Bra Fit Blouson Swimsuit | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Lattice Front Swimsuit, Size L - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Blue Print Swimsuit, Size 16 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Hibiscus Print Bathing Suit, Size 6 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's PickMore

Blouson Swimsuit
with Built in Bra

Bra Size 36 - 46 C - D

 

Lattice Front Bathing Suit
Size L - 6X

Print Bathing Suit
Size 16 - 22W

Hibiscus Print Swimsuit
Size 6 - 26W
 

 

Year Round Shopping Resources

Lands' End is especially good for sportier styles, in addition to more contemporary prints.  They often have options in long and short torsos, in addition to specialty mastectomy swimwear. Bathing suit styles range from size 2 to 26W.   Of the department stores Macy's has the deepest selection all year for sizes up to 24W, while Target carries more moderately priced swimwear for sizes up to 4X.

Ulla Popken carries a number of trend conscious bathing suits in extended plus-size 12 to 32W in solids and prints with a majority of the contemporary swim line with many one piece styles in size 12 to 26W.

 

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Jogger Swimsuit, Size 8 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Available in More Prints / Colors

Surplice ShapeMe Swimsuit, Size 8 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 

Halter Wrap Swimsuit, Size 12 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Retro Nautical Stripe Swimsuit, Size 2X - 4X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Jogger Swimsuit
Size 8 - 32W

ShapeMe
Batik Print Surplice Suit

Size 8 - 24W

Halter Wrap Swimsuit
Size 12 - 28W

Retro Nautical Stripe
Swimsuits

Size 2X - 4X

Lane Bryant is the best resource for plus-size one piece styles with a bra fit or underwire supports in size 14 to 28W.  

QVC has an especially deep and extensive bathing suit selection all year with labels ranging from Longitude to figure slimming solutions from names such as DreamShaper  by Miraclesuit in size 8 to 26W.

One piece bathing suits are a staple at Catherine's, with a good selection of classic styles and prints available in size 16 to 34W. 

 

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Bird Print Maillot, Size 12 - 30W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Jantzen, Solid Surplice Swimsuit, Size 16 - 24W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Miraclesuit, Layla Surplice Swimsuit, Size 8 - 26W| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Prints /Colors Available

Tiered Swim Romper, Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Bird Print Maillot
Size 12 - 30W
 

Jantzen
Surplice Swimsuit
Size 16 - 24W

Miraclesuit
Layla Swimsuit
Size 8 - 26W

Tiered Swim Romper
Size 14 - 32W

Premium and Designer Brands

Upscale suits from from names such as Gottex, Miraclesuit, and La Blanca are regularly available from department stores such as Dillard's and Nordstrom, in addition lingerie specialty internet retailers such as Bare Necessities and Her Room.  These are the retailers where occasionally high end designer swimsuits from names such as Oscar de la Renta, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Badgley Mischka can also turn up in sizes up to 24W.

 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our
extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships.

Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer,
and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. 
 

 

TAGS: # SWIMWEAR | # RESORT | # CLASSIC# TRENDY |  | # DESIGNER | # ACTIVEWEAR

 

 

Plus-size swimwear for women sizes 12+